When you're living with ulcerative colitis, limiting added sugar is an important way to keep inflammation at bay. These bites are naturally sweetened with dates, which add a concentrated dose of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, too. Get the scoop on how we developed our UC Cooking Club recipes!
Total Time15 min
- 12 pitted Medjool dates
- ½ cup raw cashews
- ½ cup hazelnuts
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. kosher salt
Per serving: 183 calories; 10g fat; 1g saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 70mg sodium; 23g carbohydrate; 4g fiber; 4g protein; 17g sugar; 47mg calcium; 1mg iron; 224mg potassium
Step 1Place dates, cashews, and hazelnuts in a food processor; process until mixture is finely chopped. Add almond butter, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt; process until mixture just starts to clump together.
Step 2Roll mixture into 1 Tbsp. balls and chill until ready to eat. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.